Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cybershot WX7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.99 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $134 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact 94x56x19 mm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX7:5.6x
              WX9:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $230

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              $301

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $179

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9.

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